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What's your favorite bakery or pastry shop in the South Bay?

MIss G Oct 12, 2009 11:15 AM

Title has it....which places do you absolutely love?

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  1. majordanby RE: MIss G Oct 12, 2009 05:59 PM

    I like Ester's German Bakery. They have a shop in the San Antonio Shopping Center in Mt View. They also go to a number of Farmer's Market, including Mt View and Sunnyvale.

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      Vocalista RE: MIss G Oct 12, 2009 06:07 PM

      Pamplemousse in Redwood City! Delightful light macarons!

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        sairuh RE: MIss G Oct 12, 2009 07:16 PM

        La Patisserie in Cupertino; they made our wedding cake, too. They make a wide variety of cute single-serving pastries.

        Also, Fleur de Cocoa in Los Gatos, although I haven't been there for a few years.

        1. K K RE: MIss G Oct 12, 2009 11:19 PM

          Satura Cakes, Japanese style Euro fusion pastries and cakes. Locations in Los Altos, Palo Alto, and Campbell.

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            ssfire RE: K K Oct 13, 2009 10:20 AM

            Speaking of Satura Cakes: I noticed that they have significantly shrunk the size of their cream puffs. They are about 60% of the size that they used to be, but still cost $3/each.

            Satura Cakes
            200 Main St, Los Altos, CA

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              sairuh RE: ssfire Oct 13, 2009 02:56 PM

              For less expensive, but still very tasty cream puffs, check out Paris Baguette and Green Bakery. Both of these are Korean bakeries on El Camino in Santa Clara.

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                sairuh RE: sairuh Oct 19, 2009 02:08 PM

                Correction on one of the Korean bakeries: I meant Baker's Village (on Halford, near El Camino), not Green Bakery (which I actually haven't been to). I just remembered by location, not by the correct name. ;)

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            misspiggy RE: MIss G Oct 13, 2009 08:08 AM

            To add to the list Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos is also very good. I love Fleur de Coca and La Patisserie too.

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              batchoy RE: MIss G Oct 13, 2009 05:14 PM

              Draeger's in Menlo Park (They have really good carrot cake, but most everything I have tried is good).

              Whatever you do, DO NOT go to Whole Foods (at least, not the one in Redwood City). I've tried at least 10 different "gluten-free" bakery items, all awful. The latest was a pineapple upside down cake that was decorated with sliced kiwi fruit (talk about schizophrenic cake design) and raspberries and looked so appetizing, but it was hard and dry. I could have tossed it across the room like a football, except I couldn't detach it from my fork.

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                myst RE: batchoy Oct 19, 2009 03:39 PM

                Hmmm. Not sure about Gluten-Free (sounds awful) but my friend had a delicious Fruit Tiramisu cake from whole foods. Very good!

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                bong RE: MIss G Oct 19, 2009 06:54 PM

                Bijan Bakery (havent been to them in a few years though)

                Bijan Bakery & Cafe
                441 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

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